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Charles Gaines

March 13, 1932 — December 29, 2016

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Charles Gaines, 85, of Tiline passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.

Mr. Gaines worked in the manufacturing industry and was a farmer. He enjoyed making brooms, making flies for fly fishing, bee keeping, and farming.  He was also a U.S. Korean War Veteran and a member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Jean Gaines of Tiline; one granddaughter, Natalie (Andy) Edwards of Benton; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Raby and Bryce Edwards.

He was preceded in death by one son, Randy Gaines; one brother, Barkly Gaines; and one sister, Hazel Stigall. His parents were Guy Gaines and Lula Kemper Gaines.

Funeral services will be at 1:00pm Wednesday, January 4, 2016 at Smith Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Groves Chapel Cemetery with military honors.

Friends may call from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at

Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

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